Screensaver no longer spans two monitors

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dave21740
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Screensaver no longer spans two monitors

Postby dave21740 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:19 pm

I'm using gPhotoShow Pro 6.0.1 U on a two-monitor system (Windows XP Pro) with UltraMon 3.1.0. I normally have gPhotoShow configured to display a single image spanned across the two monitors. That was working fine, until I started playing with some of the display options within gPhotoShow. I wasn't keeping track of changes I was making, but when I set the config back to what I thought were the original settings, the screensaver displayed half of the image on one monitor only (the secondary) and left the other monitor blank. If I set it to display a different image on each monitor, the screensaver works fine -- two different images are displayed simultaneously on the monitors. But when I change back to span the image across all monitors, only the secondary monitor has an image (half of the image).

I feel like I may be missing something obvious, but I can't find any setting within gPhotoShow that makes the image span both monitors as it used to when the display method was set to span all monitors.

Thanks for any ideas!

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Re: Screensaver no longer spans two monitors

Postby gpb » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:58 am

Check the settings in "Multiple Monitors" page and make sure that:
- "Display only on secondary monitor" is NOT ticked
- "Display method" is set to "Only one image spanned on all monitors"
- "Split screen" is NOT ticked
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Re: Screensaver no longer spans two monitors

Postby dave21740 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:18 pm

Turns out it was because I had selected DirectX on the Transitions page. I didn't remember having changed that parameter, but I must have. In any case, I set it back to 2D transitions and gPhotoShow is now working brilliantly again :D

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Re: Screensaver no longer spans two monitors

Postby gpb » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:38 pm

dave21740 wrote:Turns out it was because I had selected DirectX on the Transitions page.


Generally gPhotoShow should be able to display a single image spanned on multiple monitors also when DirectX is used, but in this case it mostly depends on the version of windows, drivers and display adapter. Multi headed adapters usually work without problems but if you have two or more display adapters it is possible that DirectX can't use them together.
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